Hamilton Pan Am Shuttle Schedules Released

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West 5th and Fennell Construction Detours Routes 20/21/33/35 Thru September [UPDATED]


On Monday, March 23rd, Hamilton’s Public Works Department began work on West 5th Street between Brantdale Avenue and Wembley Road and on Fennell Avenue between the Mohawk College entrance and West 3rd Street. Effective Monday, March 30th, 2015 and until approximately early September, turning restrictions will be in effect at West 5th Street at Fennell Avenue as a result of road construction. Due to these restrictions, routes 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 21 UPPER KENILWORTH, 35 COLLEGE and 33 SANATORIUM will be on detour.

Extra and Extended 99 WATERFRONT service for Pan Am Celebrations

HSR will be operating additional and extended service for route 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE this weekend as a result of the Pan Am celebrations that are occurring this weekend at Pier IV Park. The extra buses will provide a combined 10 minute headway between 12:00 noon and 11 PM.

The last trips from Pier IX will be at approximately 11:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday evenings although additional trips will be provided if demand warrants it.

Please note that on Sunday evening, the closing fireworks are scheduled to start at 10:00 PM and continue until approximately 10:15 PM. Operations will be providing additional buses at this time, if needed.

Hess and Aberdeen Closure Detours Routes 6/34 on July 24th &27th


Effective Friday, July 24, 2015 & Monday, July 27, 2015 from approximately 7 am until 7 pm weather permitting, the intersection of Aberdeen Avenue and Hess Street will be closed to all HSR turning movements. Therefore, Routes 6 ABERDEEN eastbound only and 34 UPPER PARADISE northbound only buses will detour as follows:

Centennial Closure Detours 56 CENTENNIAL July 17-20


Starting at 9:00 pm on July 17, Centennial Parkway will be closed to through traffic in both directions between the Arrowsmith Drive and Goderich Road intersections until 5:00 am on July 20. The road closure is to accommodate work involving the removal of the CN Rail tracks that currently span Centennial Parkway south of the Goderich Road intersection.

During the road closure, buses operating on the 56 CENTENNIAL route will be required to divert. Local traffic will be maintained at all times.

Route 56 CENTENNIAL buses will be detoured as follows:

Fall 2015 Service Enhancements [UPDATED 7/19]

Proposed changes for FALL 2015 are summarized below. These changes represent Phase 1 of the Ten Year (2015-2024) Local Transit Strategy. Phase 1, to be rolled out over three periods (September 2015, March 2016 & September 2016) is comprised of actions designed to address current system deficiencies by applying the limited additional vehicles and operators where we will get the best return on investment.

System deficiencies were identified by analyzing various data samples like schedule deviation and passenger loadings (among many other data sets). A sample of that data can be seen in the tables on the following pages. Additionally, input from Operations and the passengers was equally important and valuable.

York Construction Detours 52A DUNDAS LOCAL from July 20th thru 24th


Effective Monday, July 20th, 2015 from the beginning of service until the end of the day on Friday, July 24th, 2015, weather permitting, York Road from King Street to Park Street will be closed due to construction. Therefore, route 52A DUNDAS LOCAL will be on detour during this time.

Stoney Creek Bridge Closure Detours 5/58 July 16th thru September


Starting at 6:00am on July 16th, the King Street East bridge located in Stoney Creek, west of the Jones Street interestion, will be closed to traffic for bridge rehabilitation work. As a result of the bridge closure, buses operating on 5 DELAWARE and 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL will be detoured while the bridge is closed to traffic.

This work is scheduled to be completed in mid-September 2015, at which time the bridge will reopen to traffic. During the closure period, buses operating on the affected routes will be detoured as follows:

Burlington Transit workers ratify agreement, bus service continues as usual

The City of Burlington announced late Sunday that Burlington Transit workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723, have voted to accept a four-year collective agreement negotiated between the union and the city.

The agreement will run from July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2018. Burlington City Council will ratify the agreement at a council meeting on July 15th.

Thanks to the co-operation of CUPE and our employees, it is business as usual for Burlington Transit services.

Extended Weeknight and Special Weekend 10 B-LINE EXPRESS Service for Pan Am Games

Starting on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 route 10 B-LINE EXPRESS will have limited service on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, the east-west express route will also have extended evening service, with service running until midnight. Please note that the service provided for each Saturday and Sunday is different depending on the soccer game times.

The extended trips are not interlined with routes 55/55A STONEY CREEK CENTRAL or 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL.

In addition there will be an additional temporary eastbound and westbound stop near the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. This new stop will be in service for both regularily scheduled 10 B-LINE EXPRESS buses as well as the additional service.

  • WESTBOUND: King Street at Balsam Avenue (farside, northwest corner)
  • EASTBOUND: Main Street at Balsam Avenue (nearside, southwest corner)

This service will only run during the Pan Am Games, which take place between July 10th – 26th. The full timetable is listed below:

2015 Beach Blvd Garage Sale July 12th Detours 11 PARKDALE


The Beach Blvd. garage sale is occuring on Sunday, July 12th, 2015. Even though it is an all day event, the majority of the traffic and pedestrians occur in the morning.

Route 11 PARKDALE will be on detour from approximately 8:40 AM to 12:00 PM and will make connections with the BEACH SHUTTLE at Woodward and Glow.